The Letters of 1916 Project was launched on 27 September 2013. We are overwhelmed by the amount of publicity and positive feedback the project have received to date, especially on Twitter! Thank you All for your support and spreading the Continue reading Letters 1916 Project’s first 2 months on Twitter
The launch of a new book from the 16 Lives series: Roger Casement by Angus Mitchell will take place on Monday 25th November, 6pm at the Wynn’s Hotel, 35-39 Lower Abbey Street, Dublin 1 Published by The O’Brien Press Guest Speaker: Brian P Continue reading BOOK LAUNCH: Roger Casement by Angus Mitchell
Nama sets aside €5m for Rising buildings Article by Peter Flanagan, The Irish Independent, 16 November 2013 THE National Asset Management Agency (NAMA) has set aside €5m to helpsave buildings in central Dublin that were used by rebel leaders during Continue reading Will we see the 1916 Rising buildings, 14-17 Moore Street in Dublin restored by 2016?
Tessa Finn is one of the private contributors to the collection of the Letters of 1916 who shared her letters between her grandparents James Finn and May Fay and allowed for their inclusion in the Letters of 1916 Project. These Love Letters “are a Continue reading TALK by Tessa Finn: Another side of 1916. Rathmines love letters.
The second episode of the TG4 series 1916: Seachtar Dearmadta was aired yesterday – it was a story of Con Colbert. It will be repeated on Saturday, 16.11 @ 20.00. Click here to watch it online. Con Colbert was born in Limerick Continue reading Con Colbert – second episode of the 1916: Seachtar Dearmadta series on TG4
Roger Casement’s letter is to be auctioned at Sotheby’s in London next month. “A letter by Roger Casement to the police inspector responsible for his custody, written just three months before his execution and detailing his attitude towards England and the English, Continue reading Casement’s letter from 17 May 1916 is to be auctioned at Sotheby’s in London next month.
Digital media give us a great opportunity to preserve, access and use the memories from the Great War. Click here to read and transcribe some of the letters related to the World War I from the Letters of 1916 Project online Continue reading Remembering the Great War through preserved memories
The 1916: Seachtar Dearmadta is a new documentary series that looks at the lives of the other 7 men executed in Kilmainham gaol in the aftermath of the 1916 Easter Rising. The first episode aired on TG4 on Wednesday 6 November 2013 Continue reading 1916: Seachtar Dearmadta series on TG4
It’s great to see the Letters of 1916 Project made it in the news as far as Japan! The project was featured on the Current Awareness Portal back in September 2013. CA Portal is the site of the National Diet Library in Japan, which Continue reading Letters 1916 Project featured on Japan’s National Library website!
Robert Doyle, Michael Gorman and Michael Hanna added their family letters to the Letters 1916 online collection. They showed The Irish Times the originals and other items of family history from the period and shared their family stories with Peter Murtagh. It is great to Continue reading A superb article on Letters of 1916 by Peter Murtagh in The Irish Times: History of the Rising, in our own words